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Suspect arrested in series of CU Boulder credit card thefts

A student, right, is suspected of stealing and using other CU Boulder students' credit cards. (Credit: UCPD)

A student, right, is suspected of stealing and using other CU Boulder students' credit cards. (Credit: UCPD)

DENVER — The University of Colorado Police Department arrested a CU sophomore on Thursday in connection with an outstanding credit card theft case.

Javier Alexis Silva-Acosta, 23, is believed to be the man seen illegally using stolen credit cards in surveillance video shot around Boulder, police said. He is also accused of stealing two purses and a graphing calculator from CU Boulder’s Engineering Center and the Center for Community’s Weather Tech Café.

Earlier Thursday, police publicly released the surveillance video. Tips received within hours led them to Silva-Acosta, they said.

We will continue to publicize cases on our social media channels,” CU Boulder Police Chief Joe Roy said. “When we have help from the campus community, we are able to solve cases quicker and more efficiently.”